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Remembering Captain Tom

We were all saddened to hear of the passing of Captain Sir Tom Moore, a gentleman that inspired us so much with his fundraising efforts and kind spirit during the first national lockdown, so our staff and children decided to hold a host of fundraising challenges in his memory.


Children at Tyldesley Primary School held a week-long ‘100 and Moore Challenge’, where children from Nursery to Year 6, took part in active challenges to complete 100 (and more…) of something from star jumps to laps of the playground, including a huge playground dance-off (pictured), which took place on Red Nose Day.


While at Worth Valley Primary School, Woodside Academy and Reevy Hill Primary School, each year group decided to take on a different age-appropriate challenge to honour the memory of Captain Tom. For example, there were ‘100 slides down the slide’ for preschool children and ‘100 minutes of skipping’ in Year 4, as well as a giant domino rally made of 100 home-made giant dominoes for Year 5 pupils, every pupil played their part to contribute to the whole-school fundraisers.


Kirsty Porter, Headteacher at Woodside Academy, said: “Captain Sir Tom Moore was such an inspiration to our pupils, so we wanted to find a special way to celebrate him and smile. “It has been great fun watching the children taking part in their individual challenges, trying their best and raising money for such a good cause. Well done everyone!”

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